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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Erdogan and Putin Meet in Baku: Will the Balance of Power Change in the South Caucasus?
    Jun26

    Erdogan and Putin Meet in Baku: Will the Balance of Power Change in the South Caucasus?

    After years of preparations, Azerbaijan is hosting the first ever European Games, which kicked off on June 12 and will end on June 28. Besides being a high-profile international sporting event, the Games also serve as an important symbol for Azerbaijan to prove its ties to the European community of states (Cbc.az, May 26). The opening ceremony of...

    A Defensive Posture and a Feeling of Threat Prevail in Both Moscow and Brussels
    Jun26

    A Defensive Posture and a Feeling of Threat Prevail in Both Moscow and Brussels

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently committed much time and effort to, on the one hand, intimidate and, on the other, to coax the Western public, businessmen and potential investors into accepting Russia as a benign power that is simply defending its national interests. Putin announced that, in 2015, Russia will procure “40 new...

    Why the West Should Give Ukraine’s New Spymaster a Chance
    Jun25

    Why the West Should Give Ukraine’s New Spymaster a Chance

    Late June in Kyiv can be beautiful. With clear skies, temperatures peaking in the high 70s, the natural beauty of the city and its citizens, it can be easy to forget that the country is at war. In part that is a result of the country’s success. A year ago, few would have predicted that the country’s armed forces would fight the...

    Hey, Remember Me? It’s Europe.
    Jun25

    Hey, Remember Me? It’s Europe.

    The Transatlantic Alliance is in Trouble “We lived next to Russia for 500 years—listen to what we have to say,” Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said at the Bratislava Global Security Forum on June 20. He’s right. The West needs to pay attention and achieve strategic clarity in Europe and beyond before it’s too...

    Lone Russian Activists Battle To Prove Kremlin Troops In Ukraine
    Jun25

    Lone Russian Activists Battle To Prove Kremlin Troops In Ukraine

    June 25, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Bosnia Gets a Historic Wartime Rape Ruling, Romania’s Embattled Leader Takes Sick
    Jun25

    Bosnia Gets a Historic Wartime Rape Ruling, Romania’s Embattled Leader Takes Sick

    Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s ‘gay propaganda’ bill clears another hurdle and Central Europeans mull the workings of Russia’s energy giants. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    A trial of strength in Ukrainian politics after the head of the special services resigns
    Jun25

    A trial of strength in Ukrainian politics after the head of the special services resigns

    2015-06-24Tadeusz A. OlszańskiThe SBU chief’s sacking revealed a new dispute and reminds us that there is a rivalry in Ukraine between the government and the oligarchs. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Over £93,000 raised for UCU at fundraising dinner in London
    Jun25

    Over £93,000 raised for UCU at fundraising dinner in London

    Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) held its first fundraising dinner in Parliament (London, UK) on Friday 19 June, attended by the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale MP, along with over 150 guests who together raised over £93,000 to support the work and students of UCU. While far from being one of the biggest or oldest universities in...

    The New Ukrainian Exceptionalism
    Jun25

    The New Ukrainian Exceptionalism

    WASHINGTON: The slow boiling war in Southeastern Ukraine is by now well known to the world. It has been projected in stark moral and political terms and in gruesome detail by the international press, Ukrainian and Western political leaders, and ordinary Ukrainian citizens. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that Ukraine is engaged in a struggle...

    Diaspora Politics: When domestic votes trump foreign policy
    Jun25

    Diaspora Politics: When domestic votes trump foreign policy

    Throughout the Harper government’s nine-year grip on power, diaspora politics has become more prominent with time. We have seen Conservative politicians and Members of Cabinet show favouritism towards some groups at the expense of others, develop special diaspora initiatives with sizeable budgets, and compromise Canada’s international...

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